It was just last week when we drove along No 3 Road at the intersection with Lansdowne Road that the place looked kind of different. It was at night and that location looked darker than I thought. It was then I realized that Sammy J Peppers in that location was no longer Sammy J Peppers. In its place were new signs in Chinese. It wasn’t lighted up and we couldn’t see what it was.
I did a bit of digging. Apparently Sammy J Peppers had not only closed this location in Richmond but also the location in … Granville Island. I think the Granville Island location is closed a recent as the past few weeks judging from the last review on Urbanspoon dated January 23rd 2011.
The name of the new restaurant is Harbour Spirit. You can still see the SJP logo on the glass panels above. I wonder what they will do with the panels.
Some one help me with the Chinese name, please? Whatever little we know, it is a seafood restaurant. We think it is a Cantonese cuisine restaurant because of the word third word “yuet”.
This is a beautiful location with lots of parking around three sides of the restaurant. It is a rarity for Chinese restaurants to have such great expanse of space just for parking.
We have no idea when this place will be opening though. It would be interesting to see how this particular restaurant will fare against all the good Cantonese cuisine restaurants already established in Richmond.